Dr. Olivares Mendez received the Diploma in Computer Science Engineering in 2006 from the University of Malaga (UMA), Spain, and received the M.Sc. degree in Robotics and Automation and PhD degree in Robotics and Automation from the Industrial Engineering Faculty at the Technical University of Madrid (UPM), Spain, in 2009 and 2013, respectively. He got the Best PhD Thesis award of 2013 by the European Society for Fuzzy Logic and Technology (EUSFLAT). In May 2013 he joined the Interdisciplinary Center for Security Reliability and Trust (SnT) at the University of Luxembourg (Uni.Lu), as Associate Researcher in the Automation & Robotics Research Group. In December 2016 he becomes Research Scientist and major responsible of the research activities on mobiles robotics in the Automation & Robotics Research Group at the SnT-University of Luxembourg.
Since 2013, Dr. Olivares Mendez is acting as Associate Editor for Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems (JINT). In 2015, he was selected to be Reviewer Editor for the Robotic Control Systems, part of the journal(s) Frontiers in Robotics and AI. He has been a member of the organizing committee of the Brain Inspired Cognitive Systems (BICS) 2010 conference in Madrid, Spain, serving as Local Arrangement Chair. He was the Financial Chair of the IEEE International Conference on Emerging Technologies and Factory Automation 2015 in Luxembourg and participated as member of the program committee in numerous renowned international scientific conferences in robotics and control. The main research interests of Dr. Olivares Mendez are on unmanned aerial systems, computer vision, sensor fusion, vision-based control, soft-computing control techniques and robotics and automation. He has published over 60 book chapters and papers in scientific journals and conferences. Furthermore, he was the project lead or main supervisor of 7 research projects.